UK Parliament Week Quiz

Celebrate UK Parliament Week 2019 by testing your knowledge of voting and polling day in our quiz.

UK Parliament Week Quiz

UK Parliament Week quiz
Question 1: At the polling station, you must use one of the small pencils provided.

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Correct! The answer is false.
Although pencils have been used in polling stations traditionally, you’re always welcome to use your own pen.

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Although pencils have been used in polling stations traditionally, you’re always welcome to use your own pen.
Question 2: Under 18s are allowed in polling stations.

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Correct! The answer is true.
Taking children to the polling station is a great way to help them get engaged with democracy and politics. However, only you can cast your vote in a polling booth.

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Taking children to the polling station is a great way to help them get engaged with democracy and politics. However, only you can cast your vote in a polling booth.
Question 3: As long as you pay Council Tax, you’ll be registered to vote.

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Correct! The answer is false.
Paying council tax doesn’t mean you’re registered to vote. Every member of your household who is eligible to vote needs to register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote . All you need is five minutes and your National Insurance number.

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Wrong! The answer is false.

Paying council tax doesn’t mean you’re registered to vote. Every member of your household who is eligible to vote needs to register to vote online at gov.uk/register-to-vote . All you need is five minutes and your National Insurance number.
Question 4: You can’t take your tortoise to the polling station.

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Correct! The answer is false.

It’s popular to take your dog to a polling station – take a look at #DogsAtPollingStations on Twitter. As long as the building where your polling station is allows dogs to enter, it’s usually fine to take your dog with you.

In recent elections, we’ve seen more pets turning up at polling stations.
Check out #HorsesAtPollingStations #CatsAtPollingStations or a favourite, #TortoisesAtPollingStations

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Wrong! The answer is false.

It’s popular to take your dog to a polling station – take a look at #DogsAtPollingStations on Twitter. As long as the building where your polling station is allows dogs to enter, it’s usually fine to take your dog with you.

In recent elections, we’ve seen more pets turning up at polling stations.
Check out #HorsesAtPollingStations #CatsAtPollingStations or a favourite, #TortoisesAtPollingStations
Question 5: Only public buildings can be used as polling stations.

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Correct! The answer is false.

Polling stations can be in all sorts of interesting places – from lifeboat stations to shipping containers, pubs to caravans!

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Polling stations can be in all sorts of interesting places – from lifeboat stations to shipping containers, pubs to caravans!
Question 6: Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm, whatever the election.

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Correct! The answer is true.

On every polling day, all polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. Ballot boxes are then taken away safely and securely to be counted.
 

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On every polling day, all polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm. Ballot boxes are then taken away safely and securely to be counted.
 
Question 7: If you’re on holiday on polling day, you’ll miss your chance to vote.

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Correct! The answer is false.

If you’re going to be away on polling day you can register for a postal or a proxy vote.

If you register for a postal vote, you’ll be sent a ballot paper in the post before polling day. All you need to do is complete it and send it back to the return address.


A proxy vote is where you ask a trusted friend or family member to go to your polling station on polling day and cast your vote for you.

It’s important to register for a postal or proxy vote before polling day, except in some special cases.
 

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Wrong! The answer is false.

If you’re going to be away on polling day you can register for a postal or a proxy vote.

If you register for a postal vote, you’ll be sent a ballot paper in the post before polling day. All you need to do is complete it and send it back to the return address.


A proxy vote is where you ask a trusted friend or family member to go to your polling station on polling day and cast your vote for you.

It’s important to register for a postal or proxy vote before polling day, except in some special cases.